By Enekorogha Godbless
The Delta State police command has dismissed the purported threat by some suspected IPOB members, warning Asaba residents to obey a “Sit at home order” issued by the group.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the police command’s PPRO DSP Bright Edafe which was sent to newsmen in the state.
The statement which was titled: “THREAT BY IPOB, DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND ASSURES RESIDENTS OF THEIR SAFETY AND URGES THEM TO GO ABOUT THEIR LAWFUL BUSINESS(ES)” dated 8th May 2022 said:”The attention of Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a Facebook post by some faceless individuals with the caption “Unknown gunmen Asaba Delta State sends strong message”, in which Asaba residents are warned to observe the “Sit at home order” as declared by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)”.
The police commissioner who said there was no any sit- at- home order in the state, assured residents of their safety as he urged them to go about their lawful business(es) as the Command was willing and able to deal decisively with anyone or group of persons who try to cause any form of trouble in the State.
According to CP Ari, “For the purpose of clarity, the Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali,
FCIA, psc+, has declared that there is no “sit at home order” in the State’.
He charged members of the public particularly residents of Asaba and the entire Delta North district to remain vigilant, monitor and report any strange and suspicious movements or persons in their neighborhood to the Command or other law enforcement agencies.
However, the CP in his determination to maintain the existing peace in the State, had placed officers and men of the Command on red alert and urged them to remain watchful and deal decisively with anyone or group of persons attempting to cause any form of mayhem in the State.
CP Ari, further instructed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Area Commanders, DPOS, and Tactical Commanders to maintain Police visibility across the length and breadth of the State and emplace measures that would make the State uncomfortable and uninhabitable for any group of hoodlums.
“Delta State Police Command can be contacted through the following numbers;
The PPRO’s Office on +234 915 557 0008, +234 915 557 0007, Or the Command Control Room via +234 803 668 4974”, the statement urged.